Local WWII comes home

Written by on October 2, 2019

IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) — More information on a story we first told you about yesterday about the funeral arrangements of a world war 2 hero coming back home to Ironwood. The remains of 22-year-old Walter Kellett were identified thanks to new technologies 77 years after his death. A memorial service for Kellett will be held this Saturday at the McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home in Ironwood, followed by interment with military honors at Riverside Cemetery. Kellett was assigned to the Army Air Corps in the Philippines. Kellett’s obituary says he was captured by the Japanese and forced to march more than 60 miles as part of the Bataan death march. Authorities believe he died from malaria and dysentery in 1942.

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